Life360 Launches Driver Protect

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Today we are very excited to launch Life360 Driver Protect – a new subscription service that provides peace of mind to families on the road. The service uses your smartphone to automatically detect if you are in a serious accident and immediately contacts emergency responders and your family members. The service also delivers Safe Drive… Read more »

Piper Teams Up With Life360 To Bring You ‘Smart Arming’

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Piper users are always looking for smart and efficient ways to protect their families and we at Piper are constantly researching and implementing improvements to make the Piper home security system better. Over the past few months we have introduced a slew of new products — including water sensors and connected light bulbs available through… Read more »

February Recalls –More than Just Children’s Products

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The CPSC announced 34 recalls in February as well as one re-announcement of a previously recalled furnace. It was the highest number recalls announced in a single month since March of last year. Interestingly, children’s products only made up 18%, just six of the recalls announced. Historically, children’s products account for just over 40% of all… Read more »

Toys, Tools and Furniture – December Recalls Ran the Gamut

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Three Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls topped 100,000 units in December making them, statistically, the ones most likely to be in your home. They include the Colorful Heats Teddy sold by Build-A-Bear Workshop, recalled for eyes that pose a choking hazard; Circo-brand children’s travel suitcases sold at Target, recalled for excess levels of lead;… Read more »

Product Recall Tool to Keep Your Family Safe

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 Product recalls can be overwhelming and it’s difficult to find relevant recalls to you and your family. I just realized how hard in fact–I’ve been using this coffee grinder for the last few years without knowing that my family and I have been at a high risk by using it! WeMakeItSafer.com has recently begun contributing… Read more »

Lacerating Sports Gear to Flammable Beds: Product Recalls in Review, November 2011

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November was a relatively tame month in terms of Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls. The CPSC announced just 21 product recalls, including one expansion of a previously announced refrigerator recall, for a grand total of 1.1 million product units.  By comparison, since 2004, the CPSC has issued an average of 29 recalls for over… Read more »